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  1. yawn

    • IPA[yôn]

    美式

    • v.
      involuntarily open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom;(of an opening or space) be very large and wide
    • n.
      a reflex act of opening one's mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom;a thing that is considered boring or tedious
    • verb: yawn, 3rd person present: yawns, gerund or present participle: yawning, past tense: yawned, past participle: yawned

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. involuntarily open one's mouth wide and inhale deeply due to tiredness or boredom he began yawning and looking at his watch
    • 2. (of an opening or space) be very large and wide she started inching back from the abyss that yawned before her the whole empty day yawned before me

    名詞

    • 1. a reflex act of opening one's mouth wide and inhaling deeply due to tiredness or boredom he stretches and stifles a yawn
    • a thing that is considered boring or tedious the awards show was a four-hour yawn